Saturday, November 28, 2015

Crazy People Everywhere

I am fascinated at the fear the Conservatives have of letting refugees into the USA.  One would think that they believe we are a peaceful country where everyone is stable and peace loving.  Let's say the back ground checks miss 2 or 3 crazy people...  How again are we going to tell the difference between them and our home grown crazy people?

Or since we have ~400,000 illegal immigrants crossing the border each year...  The crazy or criminals in that huge group.

CNN Carson Goes to Jordan
CNN Carson Be Careful
CNN Colorado Shooting
LA Times Shootings
USA Today Murders Rise

I leave for China again tomorrow morning, probably one of the safest places in the world when it comes to becoming a victim of a Muslim Fundamentalist Terror attack...  Thoughts?


jerrye92002 said...

1. Try to get into China with any kind of suspicion hanging over you. Not even Miss World Canada can get in to attend the pageant.

2. Pull some crap and see how long it takes the Chinese "justice" system to work.

Anonymous said...

There is a lot of money and a lot of advantage to be gained from trading on fear. I remember, vividly, the Ebola scare curiously timed for right before the election. I remember how the usual shop worn talking points were trotted out, that Obama was displaying a lack of leadership by not doing who knows what with respect to the epidemic. Well, it turns that the plague ended just about the time of the election, and that Obama's failure to panic, contrary the advice from the stern leadership gurus of Fox News and CNN turned out to be both right, and something Obama didn't get the least amount of credit for.

There will always be a certain amount of terrorism in the United States, facilitated by the way, by our policy of giving potential terrorists easy access to weapons. That's just part of the price we pay for freedom, I guess.


jerrye92002 said...

"That's just part of the price we pay for freedom, I guess."

Absolutely right, and I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. The basic premise of terrorism is that it forces the government to curtail freedoms to try to stop further terrorism, thus alienating the government from its own citizens. In other words, if we react too strenuously, the terrorists win.

That doesn't mean there isn't some level of caution and precaution that IS acceptable to the vast majority of us. Nor does it mean that every precaution is wise and effective; just look at the TSA. But allowing in people who have SAID they are coming in to commit acts of terrorism, as ISIS has, strikes me as too risky. Why is that even arguable?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely right, and I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing.

We just have to hope the butcher's bill is presented to someone else.